23 Apr
Morocco Denies Bail for Jailed Activists

Photo Credit: Reuters During a mass pro-reform demonstration in Casablanca earlier this month, nine February 20 activists were arrested. The government recently rejected their request for bail. The demonstration, which 10,000 people took part and was organized by Morocco's three ...

23 Apr
POMED Notes: “Understanding Tahrir Square: The Prospects for Arab Democracy”

Photo Credit: Brookings On Wednesday, April 23, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution held an event entitled "Understanding Tahrir Square: The Prospects for Arab Democracy." Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and the Director of the Saban ...

23 Apr
Administration Certifies Delivery of 10 Apaches to Egypt

Photo Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin US Secretary of State John Kerry "is certifying to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States," allowing for the obligation of FY2014 funds for assistance to the Government of Egypt. In a ...

22 Apr
Libyan Committee Begins Drafting Constitution

Photo Credit: Reuters/Esam Omran al-Fetori A “special commission” established to draft Libya’s new constitution convened for the first time Sunday in the eastern city of Bayda.  It held an opening ceremony that included tribal elders, government officials, ...

21 Apr
Mansour Withdraws Candidacy; Analysts Comment on Egypt’s Future

Photo Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Mortada Mansour, a lawyer expected to be the third presidential candidate in Egypt’s upcoming elections, withdrew his candidacy despite already collecting 20,000 signatures. According to Ahram, Mansour “said he had received a sign from ...

21 Apr
Syria Announces Election Date Amid Continued Violence

Photo Credit: BBC Speaker of Syria's parliament Mohammed al-Lahham announced that presidential elections will be held on June 3 and candidates could register to run on Tuesday. Despite the "civil war that has killed 150,000 people and forced one-third of ...

21 Apr
Sisi and Sabahi Vie for Egyptian Presidency

Photo Credit: BBC On the final day of registration, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and leftist politician and head of the Popular Current alliance Hamdeen Sabahi, submitted their papers to run for Egypt's presidential election next month. Election commission spokesman Abdel-Aziz Salman said ...

19 Apr
15 Libyan Cities Vote in Municipal Elections

Photo Credit: World Bulletin Today, Libyan voters from 15 cities, including Benghazi, went to the polls to elect municipal council members. 41 more municipalities across the country are due to vote within the next three weeks. For Libya, "the elections

18 Apr
Yemen Seeks International Aid to Confront Security Situation

Photo Credit: Ahlam Mohsen/Yemen Times Yemen's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abu-Bakr Al-Qirbi, plans to "push donor countries to release billions of dollars in promised aid that Yemen desperately needs to address its ailing economy and volatile security situation" ...

17 Apr
Elections Begin in Algeria; Analysts Discuss Results

Photo Credit: AFP Algerians cast their votes in the presidential elections "despite wide expectations of a low turnout and amid calls for a boycott with the opposition warning of rigged results." 23 million Algerians are registered to vote and the Interior Ministry ...

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